lunes, 25 de mayo de 2009

A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination (Brepols)


Ffirst volume in the series 'Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge - A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges', edited by Nigel Morgan and Stella Panayotova. Some 3,000 manuscripts are being catalogued according to their place of origin and school of illumination, dating from the sixth to the sixteenth century and covering a wide range of texts both in Latin and in vernacular languages.


The catalogue is in five multi-volume parts and will appear in the following order:

(i)           The Low Countries – Germany – Bohemia – Austria – Hungary (251 manuscripts)

(ii)          Italy – Spain – Portugal (circa 500 manuscripts)

(iii)         France (circa 600 manuscripts)

(iv)         England – Ireland – Scotland – Wales (circa 1500 manuscripts)

(v)          Illuminated Incunabula (circa 100 volumes)


Part I will be published in two volumes in June 2009 :

Part I – Volume one (The Frankish Kingdoms – Northern Netherlands – Germany – Bohemia – Hungary – Austria

Part I – Volume two (The Meuse Region – Southern Netherlands)


560 pages, 750 colour ills., 230 x 330 mm

ISBN 978-1-905375-9 (in two volumes)

200 euro


The present two-volume catalogue deals with the early manuscripts produced in the Frankish Kingdoms, the splendid, richly illustrated books from the Northern and Southern Netherlands ranging from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century, illuminations from the Meuse region, manuscripts both in Latin and the vernacular from the late eleventh to the end of the sixteenth century from Germany, and lastly an interesting group of books from Bohemia, Austria and Hungary. While the focus of the catalogue is on the illumination, all decoration and ornamentation being listed in detail, entries also include much information on codicology, on texts and on provenance,  as well as the most recent bibliographical references.  Every manuscript catalogued is also illustrated, generally with several images which are all reproduced in full colour.


If you wish to order the first part (in two volumes) or if you wish to take out a standing order to the series, please contact us at


Yours sincerely,

Patrick Daemen


P.S. : If you wish to download a detailed leaflet, click here.


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